simvastatin

noun sim·va·stat·in \ ˈsim-və-ˌsta-tᵊn , ˌsim-və-ˈsta- \

Definition of simvastatin

: a semisynthetic drug C25H38O5 that decreases the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream and is derived from a compound produced by a mold (Aspergillus terreus)

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Origin and Etymology of simvastatin

sim- (probably alteration of synthetic) + lovastatin


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simvastatin

noun sim·va·stat·in \ ˈsim-və-ˌstat-ᵊn , ˌsim-və-ˈstat- \

medical Definition of simvastatin

: a statin drug C25H38O5 that inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol, is used orally to lower high levels of cholesterol in the blood, and is derived from a compound produced by a mold of the genus Aspergillus (A. terreus)
Note: Simvastatin is marketed under the trademarks Vytorin and Zocor.

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